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Bracket vs. Cantilever

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Bracketnoun

A fixture attached to a wall to hold up a shelf.

Cantilevernoun

(architecture) A beam anchored at one end and projecting into space, such as a long bracket projecting from a wall to support a balcony.

Bracketnoun

(engineering) Any intermediate object that connects a smaller part to a larger part, the smaller part typically projecting sideways from the larger part.

Cantilevernoun

A beam anchored at one end and used as a lever within a microelectromechanical system.

Bracketnoun

(nautical) A short crooked timber, resembling a knee, used as a support.

Cantilevernoun

(figure skating) A technique, similar to the spread eagle, in which the skater travels along a deep edge with knees bent and bends their back backwards, parallel to the ice.

Bracketnoun

(military) The cheek or side of an ordnance carriage, supporting the trunnions.

Cantileververb

To project (something) in the manner of or by means of a cantilever.

Bracketnoun

Any of the characters "(", ")", "[", "]", "{", "}", and (computer science) "<" and ">", used in pairs to enclose parenthetic remarks, sections of mathematical expressions, etc.

Cantilevernoun

Same as Cantalever.

Bracketnoun

(UK) "(" and ")" specifically, the other forms above requiring adjectives for disambiguation.

Cantilevernoun

projecting horizontal beam fixed at one end only

Bracketnoun

(US) "[" and "]" specifically - as opposed to the other forms, which have their own technical names.

Cantileververb

project as a cantilever

Bracketnoun

(sports) A printed diagram of games in a tournament.

Cantileververb

construct with girders and beams such that only one end is fixed;

‘Frank Lloyd Wright liked to cantilever his buildings’;

Bracketnoun

(sports) A prediction of the outcome of games in a tournament, used for betting purposes.

Cantilever

A cantilever is a rigid structural element that extends horizontally and is supported at only one end. Typically it extends from a flat vertical surface such as a wall, to which it must be firmly attached.

Bracketnoun

One of several ranges of numbers.

‘tax bracket, age bracket’;

Bracketnoun

(algebra) A pair of values that represent the smallest and largest elements of a range.

Bracketnoun

(military) In artillery, the endangered region between two shell impacts (one long and one short). The next shell fired is likely to hit accurately.

Bracketnoun

(typography) The small curved or angular corner formed by a serif and a stroke in a letter.

Bracketnoun

a mark cut into a stone by land surveyors to secure a bench.

Bracketverb

To support by means of mechanical brackets.

Bracketverb

To enclose in typographical brackets.

Bracketverb

To bound on both sides, to surround, as enclosing with brackets.

‘I tried to hit the bullseye by first bracketing it with two shots and then splitting the difference with my third, but I missed.’;

Bracketverb

To place in the same category.

‘Because the didn't have enough young boys for two full teams, they bracketed the seven-year olds with the eight-year olds.’;

Bracketverb

To mark distinctly for special treatment.

Bracketverb

To set aside, discount, ignore.

Bracketverb

(photography) To take multiple images of the same subject, using a range of exposure settings, in order to help ensure that a satisfactory image is obtained.

Bracketverb

In the philosophical system of Edmund Husserl and his followers, to set aside metaphysical theories and existential questions concerning what is real in order to focus philosophical attention simply on the actual content of experience.

Bracketnoun

An architectural member, plain or ornamental, projecting from a wall or pier, to support weight falling outside of the same; also, a decorative feature seeming to discharge such an office.

Bracketnoun

A piece or combination of pieces, usually triangular in general shape, projecting from, or fastened to, a wall, or other surface, to support heavy bodies or to strengthen angles.

Bracketnoun

A shot, crooked timber, resembling a knee, used as a support.

Bracketnoun

The cheek or side of an ordnance carriage.

Bracketnoun

One of two characters [], used to inclose a reference, explanation, or note, or a part to be excluded from a sentence, to indicate an interpolation, to rectify a mistake, or to supply an omission, and for certain other purposes; - called also crotchet.

Bracketnoun

A gas fixture or lamp holder projecting from the face of a wall, column, or the like.

Bracketnoun

A figure determined by firing a projectile beyond a target and another short of it, as a basis for ascertaining the proper elevation of the piece; - only used in the phrase, to establish a bracket. After the bracket is established shots are fired with intermediate elevations until the exact range is obtained. In the United States navy it is called fork.

Bracketverb

To place within brackets; to connect by brackets; to furnish with brackets.

Bracketverb

To shoot so as to establish a bracket for (an object).

Bracketnoun

a category falling within certain defined limits

Bracketnoun

either of two punctuation marks ([ or ]) used to enclose textual material

Bracketnoun

either of two punctuation marks (`

Bracketnoun

an L-shaped support projecting from a wall (as to hold a shelf)

Bracketverb

support with brackets;

‘bracket bookshelves’;

Bracketverb

place into brackets;

‘Please bracket this remark’;

Bracketverb

classify or group

Bracketnoun

each of a pair of marks ( ) [ ] { } 〈 〉 used to enclose words or figures so as to separate them from the context

‘symbols are given in brackets’;

Bracketnoun

a category of people or things that are similar or fall between specified limits

‘those in a high income bracket’;

Bracketnoun

a right-angled support attached to a wall for holding a shelf, lamp, or other object.

Bracketnoun

the distance between two artillery shots fired either side of the target to establish range.

Bracketnoun

a diagram representing the sequence of matches in a sports tournament, especially as used for making predictions about its outcome

‘with the March Madness tournament half the fun is filling out your bracket’;

Bracketnoun

a person's nose or jaw

‘a quick punch up the bracket’;

Bracketverb

enclose (words or figures) in brackets

‘I have bracketed the phrase ‘of contrary qualities’ in the translation, since it is not explicit in the Greek’;

Bracketverb

enclose (a complex expression) in brackets to denote that the whole of the expression rather than just a part of it has a particular relation, such as multiplication or division, to another expression.

Bracketverb

put (a belief or matter) aside temporarily

‘he bracketed off the question of God himself’;

Bracketverb

place (one or more people or things) in the same category or group

‘he is sometimes bracketed with the ‘new wave’ of film directors’;

Bracketverb

hold or attach (something) by means of a right-angled support

‘pipes should be bracketed’;

Bracketverb

establish the range of (a target) by firing two preliminary shots, one short of the target and the other beyond it.

Bracketverb

establish (the correct exposure) by taking several pictures with slightly more or less exposure

‘it's always best to bracket your exposures’;

Bracket

A bracket is either of two tall fore- or back-facing punctuation marks commonly used to isolate a segment of text or data from its surroundings. Typically deployed in symmetric pairs, an individual bracket may be identified as a left or right bracket or, alternatively, an opening bracket or closing bracket, respectively, depending on the directionality of the context.

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